The Program for Precision Medicine in Health Care (PPMH; https://www.med.unc.edu/ppmh/) in the School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is seeking an MD or PhD Academic Molecular Geneticist/Cytogeneticist for a fixed-term faculty position at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor. Academic appointment will be in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. A major initiative of the PPMH is the establishment of the Genomic Analysis Core Service, which will help identify and characterize pathogenic germline variants in on-going genomic research studies and clinical trials. Such identification is accomplished in conjunction with consultations with clinical and basic scientist geneticists and genetics counselors. This Core will develop clinical assays for confirmation of the germline variants in the CLIA-certified clinical Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory, a component of McLendon Laboratories in UNC Hospital. The successful candidate will function as Director of this Core Service for the PPMH and will have the ability to pursue a combination of additional clinical service, research, and teaching duties according to their interests.
The Director for Clinical Genomic Analysis Research will have supervisory, oversight, and implementation responsibility in collaboration with the Director of the Program for Precision Medicine in Health Care in the following:
Operational management of the Genomic Analysis Core Service including strategic planning, personnel, and management
Clinical sign-out and reporting of genomic variants for IRB-approved research studies
Mentoring and training of junior lab members who will act as molecular analysts for exome and genome sequencing cases
Achievement of research outcomes through scientific peer-reviewed publications, research collaborations, preparation of clinical research grant applications, and role as Principal Investigator/Co-investigator/ key personnel for grant proposals.
A minor component of clinical service in the UNC Clinical Cytogenetics or Molecular Genetics laboratories (10-20% effort) is an option, but is not required.
Education and Experience:
The preferred candidate will have fellowship training and board eligibility in Clinical Molecular Genetics, combined Molecular and Cytogenetics, or Laboratory Genetics and Genomics. Preference will be given to candidates with the following experience:
Clinical analysis and interpretation of genetic variants from exome or genome-scale sequencing
Participation in collaborative NIH consortium projects
Grant proposal writing
Working collaboratively with multidisciplinary research and clinical teams.
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